Monitoring stocking survival on the Cummock Burn

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff have been monitoring smolt emigration from the Cummock Burn at Dalmellington in the last week or two for the DSFB. This is a considerable undertaking as we are required to check the trap daily but of course we don’t mind. The Cummock was stocked in 2018 and 2019 with alevins from […]

Identifying Farmed Salmon- A video guide

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust has produced a video guide detailing the key indicators that can be used to distinguish farmed from wild salmon. The latest escape of salmon from the Carradle fish farm are beginning to turn up in our rivers so keep an eye out for them. Under the Conservation Regulations introduced in 2016 by […]

Wild or Farmed?

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust received a video call today from an angler who had just caught a salmon on the Irvine that he thought may be a farmed fish escaped from Carradale 3 weeks ago. Impressed   by his ingenuity we  quickly were able to confirm that indeed this was an escaped farmed salmon and it […]